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Based on 1,798 responses, the job of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) has received a job satisfaction rating of 4.3 out of 5. On average, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)s are highly satisfied with their job.
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March 2015
Chief Financial Officer (CFO):
Focus on revenue growth and cash flow, and build the control system backwards from that.
April 2015
"Strategic Management and Public Relation."
Chief Financial Officer (CFO):
Interpersonal skill is crucial and be able to understand beyond numbers and relate it to the business at hand.
April 2015
Chief Financial Officer (CFO):
Be strategic and look beyond numbers.
April 2015
"Maintain a good management for direct reports to succeed."
Chief Financial Officer (CFO):
Time box certain functions per day (ie allocate 20 minutes per day to treasury management, one on one with direct reports, key project deliverables)
May 2015
"Open Mind."
Chief Financial Officer (CFO):
Always keep an open mind. Thinking inside the box like exams teach you will only hinder your growth. Listen and Learn, don't be afraid to suggest other ideas. The CEO will always love and hate you. Don't take it personal.
June 2015
"Chief Financial Officer - Finance Leader."
Chief Financial Officer (CFO):
Pros: Corporate planning. Strategic management. Controllership. Treasury to include fund raising.
Cons: Transaction processing. Accounting.
July 2015
"Take the initiative and be creative."
Chief Financial Officer (CFO):
The average qualified person can prepare financial reports, budgets and pro forma cashflows. The exceptional individual understands the industry and cross disciplinary relationships necessary to separate the company from its peer group. Develop a deep understanding for what it takes to succeed as a company and focus on those issues.